6 Restaurants to Order-In Some (or All) of Your Thanksgiving Feast
There is no shame in delegating
Why not switch up your holiday meal plan and order a few sides—or, hey, the whole meal—from these chefs? No one has to know you didn’t make that exotically flavored stuffing, and everyone will be grateful they’re not settling for canned cranberry sauce.
The Larder at Tavern
No time to plan out an involved menu but still want to cook a little bit on the day of? Sign off everything to star chef Suzanne Goin and order the whole meal from Brentwood’s The Larder at Tavern (or its sister Beverly Hills restaurant-market, The Larder at Maple) and you’ll get a whole ready-to-cook bird, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli, brussels sprouts and, of course, pumpkin pie. So you have more time to pore over the wine selection. thelarderatmaple.com
Deadline for ordering: Sunday, November 20, 5 p.m.
Maple Block Meat Co.
You want a prestige bird, but you don’t really know where to get it or how to cook it perfectly once it’s home. Opt for the flavorful, juicy and pre-cooked peachwood smoked turkey from this Culver City barbecue joint—it’s organic, antibiotic free and free-range raised on a Cali farm. Bonus: It comes with gravy and you pick it up piping-hot between 12 and 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Plus, you can add sides to your order to make this as easy as weekday takeout (well, except for the carving). mapleblockmeat.com
Deadline for ordering: Wednesday, November 16, 4 p.m.
Your guests will be super-disappointed if they can’t help but carbo-load themselves into oblivion, so help them on their way with three-cheese mac and cheese made with organic pasta, Parmesan, English cheddar, Gruyère, bread crumbs and thyme. Oh yes—turkey and veggies are available, too. huckleberrycafe.com
Deadline for ordering: Saturday, November 19, 5 p.m.
Joans on Third
This West Hollywood and Studio City market is so cozy and beloved, all the food tastes like Mom cooked it special for us. So why not order your whole meal here? Or, if you decide to cook, at least pick up some of the roasted carrots for a side dish or zucchini fritters or corn fritters to keep your guests busy while you get down in the kitchen. joansonthird.com
Deadline for ordering: Friday, November 18, 12 p.m.
Well, aren’t you fancy with your salad of winter greens, candied pecans, pecorino, persimmons and apples? This delicate side dish pairs perfectly with the classic turkey meal and trimmings—also available here—and it’s actually healthy. thymecafeandmarket.com
Deadline for ordering: Tuesday, November 22
This Brentwood market and dining spot does everything you love just a little bit better than you would. Like the prettiest and most flavorful deviled eggs with smoked trout caviar and caraway, for a side that’s familiar yet fancy. farmshopca.com
Deadline for ordering: Monday, November 21